Study Questions for Biology 204L

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Study Questions for Biology 204L 1. Define homeostasis. 2. What is meant by homeostatic parameters? List a few examples. 3. What is an enzyme? Define catalyst (or catalysis). 4. Present a model of a basic enzyme-catalyzed reaction and use it to discuss how enzymes ‘work’. Be sure to include the following terms/concepts in your discussion: Enzyme-substrate complex Enzyme-substrate affinity Conformation change 5. How does enzyme-substrate affinity affect enzyme-catalyzed reaction rates? 6. Discuss stabilization of enzyme tertiary and quaternary conformation. In particular, explain why enzymes depend on weak electrostatic interactions for their structural stability. 7. What did I mean when I said that enzymes are “on the horns of a dilemma”? How do enzymes resolve that dilemma? 8. What do you believe is the take-home message of Figure 41.1 in your text? 9. What do enzymologists mean by the term
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